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Do Need for Achievement and Need for Social Power Moderate Performance of Software Professionals?

Shiva Prasad, H C and Suar, Damodar (2012) Do Need for Achievement and Need for Social Power Moderate Performance of Software Professionals? In: Emotional Intelligence –Optimizing Human Performance at Work. del, pp. 97-146.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence the performance of Indian software professionals. Emotional intelligence competencies at the individual level, transformational leadership style of the team leader and social capital among them at the group level, and human resources management practices of the software firms at the enterprise level are proposed to influence performance. Need for achievement and need for social power are proposed to moderate the above relationships Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 441 software and senior software engineers from eight Indian software firms. A 55 team leader assessed the performance of software and senior software engineers on 16 items. Findings – Results reveal that emotional competency, leadership, social capital, and human resource management practices directly influence the job performance. Findings suggest to fine-tune the antecedents and moderators to enhance job performance. Need for achievement, need for social power moderators. Practical implications – Human resource managers can motivate software professionals by considering their emotional intelligence competencies at the individual level, transformational leadership and social capital at the interpersonal level, and human resources management practices for improving the performance, imparting training, reward administration, redeployment, and promotion decisions. Originality/value – This study develops an behavioural rating instrument/scale to assess the performance of software professionals. The performance of Indian software professionals can be evaluated using emotional intelligence competencies at the individual level, transformational leadership and social capital at the group level, and human resources management practices at the enterprise level.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional intelligence competencies, human resource management practices, moderator, performance, social capital, transformational leadership, moderators
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 09:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136369

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